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December 2011

Dec 29
December 29
National Media Invited to Attend Exclusive New Year's Eve Event at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

 Event welcomes political media covering the Iowa Caucuses

Dec 6
December 6
USDA Invests in Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid in Six Countries to Improve Nutrition for Vulnerable Populations
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is investing more than $8.5 million to help six organizations develop improved food aid products under the Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot Program. 



November 2011

Nov 12
November 12
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Inspiring Iowa's Youth

Cedar Rapids Gazette encourages students and teachers to participate in the new Iowa Youth Institute.



October 2011

Oct 17
October 17
Top high school students participate in prestigious World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

 The best and brightest students from 24 states and territories and four countries attended speeches by world renowned leaders, presented their own research, and joined in hunger relief efforts.

Oct 14
October 14
Hunger-Fighting Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Win World Food Prize

 Two former presidents who led the drastic reduction of hunger and poverty in their countries were awarded the 2011 World Food Prize in a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol building Thursday evening (click here for video).

Oct 11
October 11
Iowa's Hunger-Fighting Efforts Reach $12.1 Million

 Iowans United in Fighting Hunger – At Home And Abroad

Oct 5
October 5
The Next Generation: Confronting the Hunger Challenges of Tomorrow

Former Presidents, CEOs and Global Experts Will Convene to Address Food Security Crises and Present Solutions at the 25th Anniversary World Food Prize Symposium


September 2011

Sep 1
September 1
Amb. Kenneth Quinn appointed to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug statue committee

Governor selects committee members from across Iowa


July 2011

Jul 22
July 22
National FFA names former World Food Prize intern Vivian Bernau a finalist for the Star in Agriscience Award

Vivian Bernau of Altoona, Iowa, earned a World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Internship in 2008  and studied whiteflies at The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) in Shanhua, Tainan, Taiwan. She currently attends Iowa State University. Read about her internship experience at this link.

Jul 20
July 20
Gift from Paul and Claudia Schickler to Expand the World Food Prize Youth Education Programs to All Iowa High Schools, Build Student Interest in Science

Governor Branstad says the financial commitment is a strong example of a public-private initiative that can significantly enhance educational opportunities in Iowa.

Jul 12
July 12
The Guardian Guest Column by Amb. Kenneth Quinn: "Roads and Rice"

Roads and rice: How innovation and infrastructure can feed the world


June 2011

Jun 21
June 21
2011 World Food Prize Honors Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil

 Winners illustrate how top-level leadership and sustained commitment can dramatically reduce hunger


May 2011

May 25
May 25
Feed the Future Research Forum scheduled to follow 2011 Laureate Announcement June 21-23

Several U.S. government, university, and non-government collaborators will come together in Washington June 21-23 to provide input into the research strategy of the U.S. government's international agriculture initiative.

May 25
May 25
UPDATE: 2011 AAAS Riley Lecture registration now open

The World Food Prize Foundation is again partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Riley Memorial Foundation to host the 2011 Riley Lecture in Washington, DC.

May 19
May 19
2003 World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini Wins 2011 Borlaug CAST Communication Award

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology has named Catherine Bertini as the winner of the prestigious 2011 Borlaug CAST Communication Award.


April 2011

Apr 21
April 21
President Obama names two World Food Prize laureates to BIFAD

Gebisa Ejeta and Jo Luck to join Board for International Food and Agricultural Development

Apr 14
April 14
World Food Prize Selects 18 Students for Prestigious International Internship

Unprecedented Number of High School Students to Work Abroad on Hunger Issues


March 2011

Mar 22
March 22
Iowa Honors Dr. Norman Borlaug with Statue in U.S. Capitol

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, World Food Prize Founder, recognized as the World Food Prize celebrates 25th Anniversary; Bill signing ceremony to be held Wednesday.


February 2011

Feb 2
February 2
Oxfam to host 100th Anniversary International Women's Day Event in Iowa

The World Food Prize encourages participation


January 2011

Jan 12
January 12
Two World Food Prize Laureates to Help Launch State of the World 2011 Report

David Beckmann and Dr. Hans Herren will speak at the 15th Annual State of the World Symposium.

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